Dr Paul Armstrong


I achieved a PhD in Psychology from the University of Nottingham, where I explored associative learning impairments in a rodent model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with Dr Charlotte Bonardi. Following this I moved to the University of Aberdeen / TauRX pharmaceuticals to carry out post-doctoral research under the supervision of Professor Gernot Riedel assessing novel drug compounds as possible AD treatments. I then moved to Leeds in 2019 to work as a research fellow in Dr Steven Clapcote’s lab looking at the effect of inhibiting phosphodiesterase on cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease. I am now a Teaching Fellow within the School of Psychology 


  • PPST Link Tutor

Research interests

I am interested in the neurobiological and psychological mechanisms, which underpin learning and memory. More specifically, in how these processes go wrong in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’ Disease, and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. 



  • PhD Psychology, University of Nottingham (2012-2016)
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Sussex (2010-2011)
  • BSc Psychology & Criminology, Cardiff University (2007-2010)

Professional memberships

  • British Neuroscience Association (2018 - 2022)

Student education

I am involved in undergraduate teaching and academic personal tutoring. 

I am also the current Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought (PPST) link tutor in Psychology.